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"We are thankful for those who use our products to achieve great things for their city. Workers greatly impact their communities, and the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities program gives us a chance to recognize their important contributions."— Diane Hames, general manager, marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America.
Congratulations to the two newest Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities: Nashville and Los Angeles. The cities join Indianapolis and Salt Lake City, which were awarded the title earlier this year.
“We are thankful for those who use our products to achieve great things for their city,” said Diane Hames, general manager, marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America. “Workers contribute great improvements for their communities, and the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities program gives us a chance to recognize their important contributions.”
As one of the newest Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities honorees, Nashville is living up to its state’s motto — America at its best. Ranking among the highest in total hours worked, the city’s growing workforce, with help from its Freightliner trucks’ uptime, keeps the manufacturing and construction industries booming. Nashville’s music industry alone has a total economic impact of $6.4 billion per year and, on top of that, healthcare has an even larger economic impact, bringing in $30 billion a year and more than 200,000 jobs to town.
Ranking second highest in percentage contribution to the U.S. GDP, we know Los Angeles has been hard at work. In addition to being a leader in manufacturing employment, the city is also one of the highest contributors to construction employment in the country, which tells us they don’t mind getting their hands dirty. It’s no wonder Los Angeles is second highest in vocational truck sales and third highest in truck-related employment.
As part of the recognition, Freightliner hosted an award celebration in each city for customers, local government and economic development officials, truck equipment manufacturers and dealers. The Nashville celebration was hosted at Neely Coble Company and the Los Angeles celebration was hosted at South Bay Truck Center. Additionally, surprise jobsite visits were coordinated to thank city workers who have contributed to the achievement.
Who’s next on the Hardest Working Cities tour? Find out at HardestWorkingCities.com